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Ceremonial Requests

Each year the Defence Force receives hundreds of requests for support to ceremonial and commemorative events organised and held in communities around Australia. On behalf of the ADF, regionally based Joint Operational Support Sections (JOSS) prioritise and coordinate ADF support to such events in accordance with the Government and Chief of Defence Forces priorities for ceremonial and commemorative support.

Requests for support should be addressed to the relative Regional Ceremonial Officer via the



Throughout the application process the Regional Ceremonial Officer or their staff will provide guidance on the progress of requests and will act as the liaison between the requesting organisations and the designated supporting unit.

Select your State or Region below for contact details.


About Joint Operations Support Staff (JOSS)

Operations Support Staff (JOSS) perform the following functions on behalf of Defence and/ or the Defence Support Group (DSG) at the State/ Territory and regional levels:

  • Liaison with Government and non-Government agencies
  • Defence Assistance to the Civil Community (DACC)
  • Defence Force Aid to the Civil Authority (DFACA)
  • Defence Operations (Domestic only)
  • Defence Exercises (Domestic only)
  • Non-Defence Training Area Management (NDTA)
  • ADF Ceremonial Support
  • Military Support at Civil Airports (MSACA)

Select your State or Region from the below list.

JOSS Western Australia +

Joint Operations Support Staff - Western Australia
Contact Information
Postal Address Bldg 12-112, Leeuwin Barracks
Locked Bag 5001
EAST FREMANTLE WA 6959
General Enquiries (08) 9311 2528
JOSS WA Email
SECTERA (08) 9311 2530
Fax (08) 9311 2527
Ops Room (08) 9311 2526
Duty Officer 0427 899 633
Joint Operations Support Staff - Western Australia
Contact Information
Postal Address Bldg 12-112, Leeuwin Barracks
Locked Bag 5001
EAST FREMANTLE WA 6959
General Enquiries (08) 9311 2528
JOSS WA Email
SECTERA (08) 9311 2530
Fax (08) 9311 2527
Ops Room (08) 9311 2526
Duty Officer 0427 899 633

JOSS Northern Territory +

Joint Operations Support Staff - Northern Territory
Contact Information
Postal Address Building 4
Larrakeyah Barracks
Packard St
DARWIN NT 0820
General Enquiries (08) 8935 5704
JOSS NT Email
Manager (08) 8935 5700
Operations / USO (08) 8935 5704
Fax (08) 8935 5020
Duty Officer 0408 433 585
Joint Operations Support Staff - Northern Territory
Contact Information
Postal Address Building 4
Larrakeyah Barracks
Packard St
DARWIN NT 0820
General Enquiries (08) 8935 5704
JOSS NT Email
Manager (08) 8935 5700
Operations / USO (08) 8935 5704
Fax (08) 8935 5020
Duty Officer 0408 433 585

JOSS Northern Queensland +

Joint Operations Support Staff - Northern Queensland
Contact Information
Postal Address Bldg 3000
Timor St, Lavarack Barracks
TOWNSVILLE QLD 4813
Group Email JOSS NQLD Email
JOSS NQ Fax (07) 4411 7742
Duty Officer 0407 758 071
SECTERA (07) 4771 7744
Signal Address JOSS NQ
Joint Operations Support Staff - Northern Queensland
Contact Information
Postal Address Bldg 3000
Timor St, Lavarack Barracks
TOWNSVILLE QLD 4813
Group Email JOSS NQLD Email
JOSS NQ Fax (07) 4411 7742
Duty Officer 0407 758 071
SECTERA (07) 4771 7744
Signal Address JOSS NQ

JOSS South Queensland +

Joint Operations Support Staff - South Queensland
Contact Information
Postal Address Level 1, Building F065
Gallipoli Barracks
ENOGGERA QLD 4051
General Enquiries (07) 3332 5198
JOSS SQLD Email
MJOSS (07) 3332 5197
Fax (07) 3332 6093
Joint Operations Support Staff - South Queensland
Contact Information
Postal Address Level 1, Building F065
Gallipoli Barracks
ENOGGERA QLD 4051
General Enquiries (07) 3332 5198
JOSS SQLD Email
MJOSS (07) 3332 5197
Fax (07) 3332 6093

JOSS New South Wales +

Joint Operations Support Staff - New South Wales
Contact Information
Postal Address Lvl 13, Defence Plaza Sydney
Locked Bag 18
DARLINGHURST NSW 2010
General Enquiries JOSS NSW Email
SECTERA (02) 9393 2743
Fac (02) 9393 2754
Ops Room (02) 9393 2752
Duty Officer 0419 444 346
Joint Operations Support Staff - New South Wales
Contact Information
Postal Address Lvl 13, Defence Plaza Sydney
Locked Bag 18
DARLINGHURST NSW 2010
General Enquiries JOSS NSW Email
SECTERA (02) 9393 2743
Fac (02) 9393 2754
Ops Room (02) 9393 2752
Duty Officer 0419 444 346

JOSS ACT / Southern NSW +

Joint Operations Support Staff - ACT / Southern NSW
Contact Information
Postal Address Ground Floor, 105 Tennant St FYSHWICK
PO Box 7936
CANBERRA BC ACT 2610
General Enquiries (02) 6266 1017
JOSS ACT/NSW Email
Office Fax (02) 6266 1085
Duty Officer 0408 014 033
VTC (02) 6143 9837
Joint Operations Support Staff - ACT / Southern NSW
Contact Information
Postal Address Ground Floor, 105 Tennant St FYSHWICK
PO Box 7936
CANBERRA BC ACT 2610
General Enquiries (02) 6266 1017
JOSS ACT/NSW Email
Office Fax (02) 6266 1085
Duty Officer 0408 014 033
VTC (02) 6143 9837

JOSS Victoria +

Joint Operations Support Staff - Victoria
Contact Information
Postal Address Secure Area, Lvl 8, Defence Plaza - Melbourne
661 Bourke St
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
General Enquiries (03) 9282 7672
JOSS VIC Email
DDOTAM Vic/Tas (02) 9393 7673
MJOSS Vic (02) 9393 7678
Fax (03) 9282 7693
Duty Officer 0419 573 003
Joint Operations Support Staff - Victoria
Contact Information
Postal Address Secure Area, Lvl 8, Defence Plaza - Melbourne
661 Bourke St
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
General Enquiries (03) 9282 7672
JOSS VIC Email
DDOTAM Vic/Tas (02) 9393 7673
MJOSS Vic (02) 9393 7678
Fax (03) 9282 7693
Duty Officer 0419 573 003

JOSS Tasmania +

Joint Operations Support Staff - Tasmania
Contact Information
Postal Address Anglesea Barracks
Davy St
HOBART TAS 7000
General Enquiries (03) 6237 7123
JOSS TAS Email
Fax (03) 6237 27350
Joint Operations Support Staff - Tasmania
Contact Information
Postal Address Anglesea Barracks
Davy St
HOBART TAS 7000
General Enquiries (03) 6237 7123
JOSS TAS Email
Fax (03) 6237 27350

JOSS South Australia +

Joint Operations Support Staff - South Australia
Contact Information
Postal Address Building 32
Keswick Barracks
KESWICK SA 5035
General Enquiries JOSS SA Email
SECTERA (08) 8305 6402
Fax (08) 8305 6504
Joint Operations Support Staff - South Australia
Contact Information
Postal Address Building 32
Keswick Barracks
KESWICK SA 5035
General Enquiries JOSS SA Email
SECTERA (08) 8305 6402
Fax (08) 8305 6504